[JPL] Don't typecast these Denver releases....

Bob Stockton drbob at modernjazzclassics.com
Thu Sep 7 19:57:27 EDT 2006

Hubert sounded a lot like he did on Quincy Jones' 1969 Killer Joe Cut from 
Walking In Space.

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From: "Arturo" <arturo893 at qwest.net>
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Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 4:18 PM
Subject: [JPL] Don't typecast these Denver releases....

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> If not on your desks already, soon come mon, Pat Bianchi's East Coast 
> Roots
> on Jazzed Media with Mark Whitfield and Byron "Wookie" Landham. Some may
> recall the organ wizardry of Pat Bianchi who performed during the annual
> Jazz Week Summit last June in Rochester with Terrell Stafford. Pat is a
> Rochester native, a Berklee graduate who lives in Denver, he is also a 
> fine
> pianist. The album burns in the organ jazz tradition but Pat is not a
> copycat, he has developed his own voice and like The Turbinator throws 
> down
> excellent bass lines.
> Another just out CD is by saxist-scatter Max Wagner on Capri Records 
> another
> fine Denver area label. Max saxes his ways through a stimulating session 
> and
> scats on a few tunes as well. Max is accompanied by one of Denver's best
> rhythm sections, Jeff Jenkins, Ken Walker and Todd Reid. Max is also one 
> of
> the organizers of the annual Estes Park Jazz Festival who has the
> responsibility of signing artists for the festival in one of the Front
> Range's most beautiful location just a tricycle ride away from the Stanley
> Hotel where The Shining was filmed.
> Like so many other albums including the aforementioned Bianchi date, this
> was recorded in the ultra-modern Mile High Studios which is rapidly 
> gaining
> a reputation for its quality and has musicians coming from around the
> country to record there.
> Naturally there is no need to recommend another Colorado label release,
> Terry Gibbs' Finding The Groove on Jazzed Media where Hubert Laws makes a
> now rare USA recording appearance. Jazzed Media has recently put out 
> several
> Phil Woods projects, a new Bob Lark, Bud Shank and others. Capri Records
> currently has the Joe Gilman Trio tribute to Stevie Wonder, 3ósity(w/Pat
> Bianchi) and the Keith Oxman-Curtis Fuller project.
> All in all the "Square State"(shape-wise)is proving jazz lives and 
> thrives,
> not only on the radio as besides jazz89KUVO there is good jazz radio in Ft
> Collins to the north and Colorado Springs to the south with members from
> both stations represented here, there are also several jazz labels putting
> out world class material and an ever growing amount of viable venues for
> live jazz not counting the world renowned jazz festivals in the Rockies.
> Finally Pat Bianchi and terrel Stafford will reunite to play for the 2nd
> Annual Jazz Fest Denver in February 2007 in Downtown Denver along with Joe
> Locke, Mike Longo and more artists to be announced,  so start planning a
> winter vacation to the Mile High City, listen to some great jazz and then 
> go
> skiing, sledding etc in the nraby Rocky Mountains.
> Arturo Gómez
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